Mysql Client Dbeaver

Posted : admin On 1/29/2022
  1. HeidiSQL, Navicat for MySQL, and DBeaver are probably your best bets out of the 15 options considered. 'Free' is the primary reason people pick HeidiSQL over the competition. This page is powered by a knowledgeable community that helps you make an informed decision.
  2. DBeaver Overview. DBeaver is a free, open source multiplatform database management tool and SQL client for developers and database administrators. DBeaver can be used to access any database or cloud application that has an ODBC or JDBC driver, such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQl.

Universal Database Tool Free multi-platform database tool for developers, database administrators, analysts and all people who need to work with databases. Supports all popular databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, MS Access, Teradata, Firebird, Apache Hive, Phoenix, Presto, etc. Manage MySQL data with visual tools in DBeaver like the query browser. The CData JDBC Driver for MySQL implements JDBC standards that enable third-party tools to interoperate, from wizards in IDEs to business intelligence tools. This article shows how to connect to MySQL data with wizards in DBeaver and browse data in the DBeaver GUI.

Step-by-step tutorial on connecting to SQL Server with DBeaver.

Once you've installed DBeaver, you'll probably want to connect to a database. below are instructions for connecting to SQL Server using DBeaver on a Mac.

Note that, although this tutorial uses SQL Server, DBeaver supports many different database management systems.

  1. Launch DBeaver

    Click on the DBeaver icon (either in your Launchpad or the Applications folder) to launch the DBeaver application.

  2. Launch the New Connection Wizard

    If this is the first time you've launched DBeaver, you'll probably be prompted with the Create new connection dialog.

    Expand the SQL Server node, select jTDS driver, and click Next >.

    For this tutorial I selected jTDS driver, but by all means select another driver if you prefer.

    If the Create new connection wizard doesn't automatically appear when you open DBeaver, go to Database > New Connection to initiate this wizard.

  3. Enter Connection Settings

    Enter the connection settings for the SQL Server instance that you'd like to connect to.

    If the SQL Server instance is running on your local machine, use localhost.

    Also click Test Connection to see if there are going to be any problems with the connection or not.

  4. Download Driver Files (if required)

    The connection wizard will tell you if you need to download any driver files. If you do, select the file/s and click Download.

  5. Success Dialog Box

    Once the driver has downloaded, a Success dialog is displayed. Click OK.

    This dialog box would have appeared at the previous step if you didn't need to download a driver.

  6. Continue with the Connection

    Now that the driver has been downloaded, click Next > to continue with the connection.

  7. Network Settings

    This step gives you the option of entering any network settings that are required to access the SQL Server.

    In this case, the SQL Server is running locally, so leave the default settings and click Next >.

  8. Finish

    Change any settings as required. For this tutorial, I left them all at the default settings.

    Click Finish to create the connection.

That's it. We just made a new connection to SQL Server with DBeaver.

The DBeaver interface is now displayed:


When it comes to databases, MySQL is a big player and widely used. Today we'll be looking at some MySQL clients we can use on Mac to view these databases.

TL;DR: My personal favorite for Mac is TablePlus. It offers a free variant which is sufficient enough.

1 TablePlus permalink

TablePlus is the MySQL client I'm using currently. I'm still on the free plan, which only allows you to have two tabs open at a time, which is enough for me.


  • Clear interface
  • Quickly edit multiple rows at once
  • RAW query always visible


  • Only two tabs on the free version
  • No click-through for linked queries

2 phpMyAdmin permalink

phpMyAdmin is another excellent resource to view your MySQL databases. It's a very good one since most servers will come with phpMyAdmin installed. Making it a good universal interface.


  • Close to your server interface for MySQL
  • Easy to install
  • Web-based


  • No syntax highlighting
  • Import/Export is web-dependent, making them influenced by the server settings

3 DBeaver permalink

DBeaver is a free and open-source database tool. It's built around usability.

This tool is complete and has many cool features. For me, however, it feels a bit too much.


  • Packed with useful tools
  • ER diagrams!
  • Linked query click-through


  • A bit clunky for my taste

4 Querious permalink

Very Mac like interface and clear to understand how it works and what it does. I really like the tool however, it should have been a free tool.


  • Build for Mac
  • Very good interface for MySQL


  • 25$

5 Sequel Pro permalink

Sequel Pro used to be my favorite MySQL client for Mac, however, they seem to have a fair amount of crashes lately. The reason I switched to TablePlus.

The tool itself is one of the best UI's for MySQL I've personally seen.



Dbeaver Mysql Native Client

  • Very clear UI
  • Easy to understand and use


Dbeaver Mysql Client_plugin_auth Is Required

  • Crashes often, unfortunately in the latest releases

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